Monday, July 28, 2014

How do you Measure Success? (The True Success)

Our Success is defined and measured differently by God.  God's measure of our success is with our faithfulness to Him, his measure of our success is if we are being loyal to Him or not in our relationship with God and whether we are accomplishing God's goals and purposes for our life. 

He gains our ability to understand His beautiful ways and we also gain a rich prayer life and we start to operate from His perspective as we see the things in life like the way He does. 

Jesus said that the reason he came down to Earth was so that everyone would have the fullest life possible. Isn't that what you want? 

The fullest life possible? Another time he promised that when we obey to God as our first priority, all the things we need in this world will be provided for us. Yes, For us.  God is all about SUCCESS including your Success.

Nowadays, the standards for success are measured by the level of education we have attained, the amount of money we have in the bank, the size of our house or lots, or how much material possessions we own.
Most people do define success in terms of achieving obtaining wealth, our goals, having prestige, favour, and power. 

It is a fact that most people do enjoy a well living life being emotionally and financially secure, being surrounded by fans or admirers, and enjoying the results of hard work or labor. 

Their like or example is emulated and multiplies.  Many people take a heed of their accomplishments.  It's like the definitions of success matters and deal only with the "at this very moment; at the present time" of life. 

Education is important; we should go for all that is available to us.  And there's nothing really wrong with a good career, life and wealth that we have.  

But in reality, it is how we treat other people and what we do with our education and money that people will remember long after we are gone, that is more important.

True success can only be measured at the end of our lives by how we used what we had to serve society and honor God.  
This is only the kind of success that can never be taken away from you.  
It is priceless.

Well for you, How do you measure success?  Let us say you had a lot of money, you are very rich and have so many business. 
Anything that you wanted, you could buy.   Now, you'd probably have a pretty long shopping list. And with all that money, many people would say that you are successful.  But what about the other lists? The real list of things that money can't buy.  The list that comes from the heart. 

The real list probably includes: you desired to be loved; you want your family to get along and happy; you need to be accepted just the way you are.  
And you want that hole in your heart filled, which only God can do.

Work for true success and that is none other than success of the heart.

Read verse Matthew 5:44-45 for ways to do this
44"But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
45 "So that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 
43 "Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
Matthew 6:25-34 New International Version (NIV)
Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.
29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?
31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

You have read my own views about Success.  Now I want to know, How do you measure Success?

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